Dartmouth College http://ripr.org en Ken Block, social moderate, financial conservative http://ripr.org/post/ken-block-social-moderate-financial-conservative <p>Ken Block, founded of the R.I. Moderate Party only to abandon it and become a Republican. Now he’s running for the Republican nomination for governor against Cranston Mayor Allan Fung.</p><p>From Block’s opening speech this week, it is evident that he is seeking to carve out an image as a social liberal and financial conservative. A software engineer and entrepreneur, Dartmouth graduate Block is busy staking out positions that appeal to small business owners, a natural constituency in GOP circles.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:53:18 +0000 Scott MacKay 29723 at http://ripr.org Change coming to Providence Journal Editorial Page http://ripr.org/post/change-coming-providence-journal-editorial-page <p>Bob Whitcomb, the ProJo’s witty and intellectual editorial page editor, who is 65, will be stepping down in at&nbsp; the usual&nbsp; retirement age for top executives at the newspaper.</p><p>Whitcomb does a fine job for many reasons, not the least of which is the wide variety of opinion and subjects that grace the editorial and op-ed pages every day. He is one of those rare ProJo people with a wide background in newspaper editing and reporting; he even served as an editor in Paris with the International Herald Tribune.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:06:29 +0000 Scott MacKay 13005 at http://ripr.org Dartmouth Also Redesigning Its Curriculum http://ripr.org/post/dartmouth-also-redesigning-its-curriculum <p>Another top medical school is redesigning its curriculum right now. You can practically watch Dartmouth's progress in real time via the lively discussions in town halls. Here's a recent one, framed by the need for change because of the explosion of medical knowledge since the last time the curriculum was updated.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/U5JRTXhCDHU" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:00:01 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 4690 at http://ripr.org